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03-01-2008, 12:16 AM
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a centre who played for seven NHL teams and two WHA clubs, nicknamed for his tenacious checking

Ted "The Tic" Hampson

"Broke into the NHL in 1959/60... in a defensive, checking role... He was about 5'6 in stature but 6'5 in heart...
He never quit. You could knock him down, but he'd get right up and go faster"

What he lacked in size, he more than made up for with quickness and agility on the ice,
making him the perfect hound for checking other team's top offensive threats

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (1969)
NHL all-star game (1969)
NHL Oakland Seals captain 1968-71
WHA Paul Deneau Trophy (Most Gentlemanly Player) in 1973

"a good guy and a hard worker... I could use him on the powerplay, penalty kill and doubleshift him and he'd never say a word. He was a good leader, too."

353 points in 676 NHL games with a mere 94 PIM
203 points in 305 WHA games with 51 PIM
two NHL club records: most points in a season by an Oakland Seal (75 pts in 68/69), most career assists as a Seal (123)

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